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, the focus was on rick santorum and mitt romney, after santorum bested the frontrunner in alabama and mississippi. rick santorum celebrated his victories last night in lafayette, louisiana and said they make him the one true conservative alternative to mitt romney. >> the time is now for conservatives to pull together. the time is now to make sure... to make sure that we have the best chance to win this election, and the best chance to win this election is to nominate a conservative to go up against barack obama, who can take him >> suarez: from there, it was off to puerto rico, ahead of the primary there on sunday, with 23 delegates at stake. in san juan, santorum argued again that it's now between romney and himself. romney had sounded confident yesterday, on cnn, before learning that he finished third in both alabama and mississippi. >> senator santorum is at the desperate end of his campaign and is trying in some way to boost his prospects. >> some who are conservative may not be this my cam many but they will be when i face the nominee and face barack obama. and the campaign
on the campaign trail today after mitt romney won six contests on super tuesday, but failed to put away his closest rival rick santorum. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the state of play in the g.o.p. race with pollster andrew kohut, susan page of usa today, and trey grayson of harvard university's institute of politics. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at the diplomatic options available for dealing with the potential of a nuclear iran. >> woodruff: from the democratic republic of congo, fred de sam lazaro reports on one organization's efforts to help heal communities after two decades of continuous warfare. >> i don't like to fight >> ifill: ray suarez talks to m lahood, back in the u.s. after he and several other americans were detained in egypt. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic per
and everyone thought romney would be declared the winner out of virginia immediately. it was only him on ron paul on the ballot. this is sort of a nice little momentum shift for gingrich to be able to be declared the winner. we don't have any results in this yet. that basically looks like he's running pretty strong there. >> ifill: newt gingrich said in a refreshing refreshingly obvious comment this week if he couldn't win in his home state he's no longer a credible candidate. is he a credible candidate? >> i don't think we know yet whether he is. it will depend down the line tonight on a number of other contests. at the bare minimum he had to win georgia to be taken seriously to get to the other states whether it's oklahoma, ohio, tennessee and mississippi, and alabama. i would say this would be a huge embarrassment. this was absolutely necessary but it's a sufficient reason that the former speaker is a top tier candidate. >> he actually campaigned in georgia too. it wasn't like romney didn't spend any time in massachusetts but he's likely to win his home state later tonight. gingrich actua
-israel public affairs committee in washington via satellite. so did mitt romney, pressing for a tougher line on iran. >> a nuclear iran is not only a problem for israel. it's a problem for america and it's a problem for the world. >> woodruff: and rick santorum who addressed the apac gathering in person. >> we have a whole lot of primaries going on all across the nation. ten of them. but i wanted to come off the campaign trail to come here. >> woodruff: but for romney and santorum, ohio was the day's major focus and the closest contest. romney was hoping to overtake santorum there. he was also favored in massachusetts and vermont and in virginia where some polling stations look like ghost towns. the low turnout was mostly because only romney and texas congressman ron paul qualified for the ballot. paul focused his campaign mostly in the west. he was the only candidate to visit alaska. today he stumped in idaho. >> this is a very special day. idaho is a very special state. we're expecting lots of things to happen. >> woodruff: so the republican hopefuls await tonight's results with only one t
with mitt romney, rick santorum annuity gingrich all campaigning in alabama or mississippi. on fox and friends this morning, romney said regardless of what happens there tuesday, he is ultimately going to beat santorum, his nearest rival. >> we're closing the deal state by state delegate by delegate. i guess two, two-and-a-half times as many delegates as he is, about the same number of state advantages that he has, many more republican voters than he has. we're pretty pleased with the progress we're making. >> woodruff: late polling suggested santorum and gingrich might split the more conservative vote tomorrow and create an opening for romney. with that in mind, the former massachusetts governor campaigned in rainy mobile, alabama, today winning the endorsement of comedian jeff foxworthy. meanwhile on nbc's today show, rick santorum was doing his own calculation. and insisting that romney won't win if the contest goes to the republican convention. >> they are not going to nominate a moderate massachusetts governor who has been outspending his opponent 10 to 1 and can't win the ele
-up to super tuesday. >> reporter: mitt romney started his campaign day in energy-rich north dakota hammering president obama over the surging price of gasoline. >> he should be hanging his head and taking a little bit of the blame for what's going on today. >> reporter: gas prices have pushed their way onto the campaign agenda, rising 45 cents a gallon since the first of the year. but in a blog post today, the white house again highlighted figures showing u.s. reliance on oil imports falling in each of the three years of the obama presidency. back in fargo, romney argued it would be down even more, if not for the president's policies, including his veto of a plan to speed up the keystone oil pipeline project. >> when someone says do you want to bring in a pipeline that's going to create tens of thousands of jobs to bring oil in from canada how in the world can you say no? but he did. this is a president that does not understand energy. he is the problem not the solution. >> reporter: the president counterpunched in nashua, new hampshire, rejecting republican plans he says focus mainly on mor
the g.o.p. candidates are, and what they're saying. >> reporter: for mitt romney today was about staying focused on one of tomorrow's biggest prizes: ohio. and on president obama and the economy. >> this is a failed presidency. he's a nice guy. but he's over his head. >> reporter: romney did not mention his republican opponents by name but in canton, ohio, he said his background stands out. >> i understand why jobs come and why they go. other people in this race have debated about the economy. they've read about the economy. they've talked about it in sub committee meetings, but i've actually been in it. >> reporter: late polling has romney coming back in ohio to take a 34-31% lead over former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. the survey put former house speaker newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul far behind. but at a town hall near dayton santorum urged ohio voters not to be swayed by those numbers. >> don't listen to the polls. don't listen to all the media hype and all the things about what this race is about. just focus in on whether we want a man who can stand up and pain
primary. rick santorum fired practice shots at a sheriff's shooting range. he leads mitt romney by double digits in recent polls. romney attacked president obama's health care overhaul. newt gingrich and ron paul also campaigned, hoping to keep their chances alive. the chief executive of m.f. global, former senator jon corzine, gave the order to transfer $200 million of clients' money just days before the firm collapsed. that's according to a congressional memo released today by investigators trying to track $1.6 billion of missing customer funds. it included an email sent by a firm executive stating the money transfer was "per j.c.'s instructions" to cover an overdraft. last december, corzine testified before lawmakers that he did not know where any of the money went. on wall street, stocks eked out small gains today. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 34 points to close above 13,080 points. the nasdaq rose more than four points to close at 3,068. for the week, the dow lost more than 1%; the nasdaq rose four tenths of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. n
was at the supreme court on monday, arguing his case that mitt romney is ill- suited to challenge the president on the subject. >> there's one candidate who is uniquely disqualified to make the case. it's the reason i'm here and he's not; the reason that i talk about obamacare and its impact on the economy and fundamental freedoms and mitt romney doesn't. it's because he can't, because he supported government run healthcare as governor of massachusetts. >> woodruff: the massachusetts plan that romney signed into law, has long been considered a political liability among many conservatives. but the former governor has forcefully defended the program, including in michigan last may, before he officially announced his candidacy. >> i recognize that a lot pundits around the nation are saying that i should just stand up and say this whole thing was a mistake, that this was a bone-headed idea, and i should just admit it: it was a mistake, and walk away. i presume that a lot of folks think that if i did that it would be good for me politically. there's only one problem with that: it wouldn't be honest.
the president's inauguration. republican presidential front- runner mitt romney took note of that fact today, as he had last night in pascagoula, mississippi. >> when he became president, he asked us to let him borrow $787 billion. he said if he got the money, he would keep unemployment below 8%. it has not been below 8% since. this guy had a lot of things to say, but hasn't delivered a lot. >> suarez: former house speaker newt gingrich issued a statement about the job numbers. in it, he said: "any new job is a welcome paycheck for the american worker. but as past recoveries show, the current rate of growth will leave the american economy sputtering for years to come." still, people hunting work have to hope that other recent signs bode well, with consumer confidence at its highest in a year, and new claims for jobless benefits near a four-year low. for more on all this, we turn to lisa lynch, dean of the heller school for social policy and management at brandeis university. she's a former chief economist at the labor department; and diane swonk, senior managing director and chief economist
their attention to next week's big super tuesday contests. mitt romney beat rick santorum by just three points in michigan last night. but that didn't stop him from his victory lap. >> we didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts. ( cheers ) >> ifill: even that narrow win over a stiff santorum challenge proved enough to head off what would have been an embarrassing loss for romney in his home state. a clearcut win in arizona awarded romney 29 delegates, and michigan officials said the close finish there would give each candidate 15 delegates each. with ten states voting on super tuesday next week, romney moved on to the next big potential prize today-- ohio. >> the reason i won yesterday in michigan and in arizona was because i'm talking about the issue people care most about-- and i understand that issue personally. and that's the economy and job creation, balancing budgets. the skill of creating more jobs, with less debt and smaller government is something i understand. when the media asked people coming out of polls yesterday why they voted for me, what their int
on super tuesday. but mitt romney took time to swing through bellevue, washington, hoping to secure a win in tomorrow's caucuses there. >> there are going to be a bunch of states that are going to make their mind up in the next couple of days, but you guys are first, and so your voice is going to be heard. ( applause ) it will just make a big difference, so please make sure and go to the caucus site, and get your friends to do the same thing. >> holman: ron paul also was in washington, speaking in spokane. >> you know, things have been going very well. we keep coming back to washington because we expect to do real well here. ( cheers and applause ) >> holman: from the pacific northwest, romney headed to ohio, a critical super tuesday prize, where rick santorum held a small lead in a new poll. santorum appealed for support today in chillicothe. >> you have a chance to make a statement that we want someone who is a conservative in their heart, in their soul, in their mind; someone who's not afraid to stand up and talk about all of the issues. >> holman: in a press release, but not on the st
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